Pat McAfee is not shying away from Brett Favre filing a lawsuit against him.
Brett Favre is suing Pat McAfee and Shannon Sharpe for defamation, and the former Colts punter did not waste any time using that lawsuit for content on his show. On his podcast, McAfee made light of the suit, saying all he did was cover the news of the alleged actions.
“I’m getting sued by Brett Favre. We made it boys …,” he said. “We’re lucky to have a little bit of say in sports. We’re thankful that we have the opportunity every day to be a part of the sports media world. And I guess whenever you get a little bit too big, you fly a little bit too close to the sun.”
Favre’s alleged involvement in a $77 million Mississippi welfare fraud case has been a hot topic for well over a year. The state of Mississippi is suing 38 people or companies in an attempt to recoup $24 million of $77 million in federal welfare money, according to a report by Mississippi Today.
McAfee said lawyers for Favre sent him a letter asking him to delete videos of him talking about Favre and give Favre a public apology.
“I said, ‘That is hilarious, of course we’re not doing that’ … There’s one word I believe that was said off it, on this particular program, if you’re going to watch it all, and that would be ‘allegedly,’” he said. “Our job is to report the news. … We owe the sports media world our coverage of it. We take our job seriously as journalists.”
McAfee seems confident he did not do anything wrong and plans to fight it out in court.
“Let’s ride this f—er. I’m excited to see how it goes. I’ll see you in court, pal,” McAfee said.
Favre has returned $1.1 million for fundraising, which he reportedly gave to the university to assist in building the volleyball center. However, he has yet to pay back the interest, which is why the state is suing him.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.